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Still holding on to your Game Boy cartridges? You may want to check out Smart Boy

Nostalgia and gaming go hand in hand. Just look at all the faux-8-bit games raking in downloads in the Play Store. Or the unofficial emulators that let you play old NES games on your very modern smartphone – lousy onscreen controls notwithstanding.<p>How about emulating the physical experience of the …

What 'Chewbacca Mom' teaches us about happiness

We were in our hotel room, across the street from the Mayo Clinic.<p>We had piled into one bed, needing to be close to each other—a quiet way of saying that no matter what happened, we were in this together. Anna’s body was still weary from the effects of anesthesia, which had kept her asleep earlier …

Why Do You Hate The Word Moist? Science.

Okay, a lot of people hate the word “moist.” It just sounds gross, but why does it repulse us? A new study published in the journal PLOS One may have …

Psychology

Towering Waves Over 50 Feet High Showcase Awe-Inspiring Power of Mother Nature

Photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the duality of nature—its ability to create as well as destroy—in a striking series called <i>Maelstrom</i>. Focusing on ocean waves, the Australian photographer highlights their stunning power at moments when they’re about to crash into the water. These fleeting …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Check Out These Awesome Nintendo Sneakers Featuring Mario, Link, and More

Vans is known for its pop culture designs, and now the shoe company has created a number of sneakers based on Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Duck Hunt.<p>German shoe store 43Einhalb has listings for several different designs of slip-ons and laced sneakers (via Sole …

'Captain America: Civil War’ is the movie ‘Batman v Superman’ wanted to be

Not only does the film juggle a dozen major superheroes pretty seamlessly, but it somehow manages to tell a cohesive story while not making the film feel too stuffed or overcomplicated.<p>After a NYC screening of "Civil War" ended Monday evening, the man on my right declared that this was the movie …

This newly discovered jellyfish looks like a ‘beautiful’ Pixar character

There's a lot we don't know about the deep ocean, and just as we send ships into space to discover what's above us, vessels dive into the Earth's …

Animated Movies

Why Lesbian History Needs to Go Digital: A Look at All the Amazing Queer Women You've Never Heard Of

The founder of the popular Instagram @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y sets the record straight.<p>With the ascent of LGBTQ rights in some places—and not so much in others—the history behind it has never been more important to explore.<p>Kelly Rakowski, 35, is reclaiming that history with her Instagram account …

LGBTQI

Earth's new lightning capital revealed

Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo is Earth's new lighting capital, researchers have revealed.<p>The South American lake receives an average rate of about 233 flashes per square kilometre per year, according to a new study which used observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor on board Nasa's Tropical …

Sony world photography awards,Photography,Art,Art and design,Culture,Awards and prizes,Society,Life and style<p>Documenting everything from eagle hunters to failed boxers and Afghan refugees, 230,103 entries from 186 countries were whittled down to these winners of the world’s largest photography …

Photography

Digital Photos Capture Paint Swirling in Water

Alex Nero’s digital photographs create Rorschach-like images that explore the human psyche.<p><b>This article was originally published on April 17, 2016 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Water continues to be a source of inspiration for artists, both aesthetically and as a tool in their art-making. Alex Nero …

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016, in pictures - Telegraph

A new era of titles prioritise the strange relationship we have with protagonists above solving puzzles and gaining high scores. So can you still call them ‘games’?<p>In some ways Firewatch, the beautiful and intriguing game recently released by San Francisco-based studio Campo Santo, is a mystery …

Indie Gaming

This Professor’s Hilarious Extra Credit Questions Will Make You Wish You Were Taking His Tests Right Now

Most of the time, extra credit questions are dull but easy problems designed to give even those who didn’t get all the studying they needed to a few extra face-saving points. One professor, however, isn’t letting students get off so easy. Knowing how nerve-wracking a test can be, he’s turned his …

Education

Microsoft's new app can identify dog breeds from photos

Over the past few months, Microsoft has released a slew of apps that use its Project Oxford AI tech to guess from photos how old you are, what emotions you’re experiencing and how long your moustache is.<p>Today, the company has launched Fetch!, a Web and iOS app that can identify dog breeds from …

The 15 Most Anticipated Games of 2016

2016's Most Exciting Games

Mobile Devices

You Have to Try This Google Doodle Honoring Ludwig van Beethoven

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21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

The best video games of 2015

A massive game of open-world role-playing, action, combat and adventure, The Witcher 3 blew us away with its direction and production value. In terms of scale, there might not be a bigger game we've ever seen. With a seemingly endless of amount of things to do and explore, The Witcher 3 is easily …

Retrogaming

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature

Jem and the Holograms Review: Don't do it for the Vine | Polygon

<i>Jem and the Holograms</i> falls dramatically short of the tackiness that remains appealing about the cartoon<p>It's embarrassing, it's shallow, and it's remarkably unfun.<p>If you want to watch teens flaunt their individuality and subsequent superiority, check out Tumblr

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule for Samsung devices - Galaxy S6, Note 5, Note 4

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is expected to come to Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge soon.<p>Samsung irked its fans by …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

China's first glass-bottom bridge opens | CNN Travel

NASA Finds 'Definitive' Liquid Water on Mars

Dark streaks that appear and vanish seasonally are made of salty water, new observations show.<p>Water trickles down gullies and crater walls on the surface of Mars, raising intriguing questions about whether life could exist on the red planet.<p>The findings are the strongest evidence yet that liquid …

Geoscience

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Ecology

Climbing On Mount Denali

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is back in stock, this is not a drill (update: all gone!)

Limited quantities of <i>Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition</i>, a collectors edition of the upcoming Fallout game that features an actual wrist-mounted retro-futuristic phone holster, is in stock on the official Bethesda web store.<p>They said it couldn't be done. No really, Bethesda's Pete Hines said they couldn't …

Disability